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Drainable Weather-Resistive Barrier

Fortifiber has stepped up the effectiveness of its top-performing hybrid drainable weather-resistive barrier with the introduction of a new polymeric layer incorporating patented technology to deliver greater than 95% drainage efficiency.


Two-Ply Hydro Tex™ drainable weather-resistive barrier now incorporates WeatherSmart® Drainable as its base polymeric layer. Combined with an exterior layer of Super Jumbo Tex 60 Minute, Hydro Tex delivers highly efficient drainage that exceeds demanding code requirements. Customers will recognize the new product by its distinctive yellow color.


Hydro Tex blends the proven performance of Fortifiber’s Super Jumbo Tex 60 Minute® asphalt-saturated kraft paper with WeatherSmart® Drainable—packaged together into a single roll. Hydro Tex delivers substantially better drainage performance than a standard dual ply weather-resistive barrier.


The WeatherSmart Drainable layer is an embossed spunbond polypropylene fabric incorporating patented technology that actually channels liquid away from the wall assembly. Made in the USA and protected by a 10-year limited warranty, Hydro Tex is available in 40" wide, 162-sq-ft rolls.


The product is part of a complete Moisture Control System for walls engineered by the Fortifiber Building Systems Group®. When integrated into the building envelope, the products help manage and eliminate moisture-related problems, including water-related structural failures, mold and mildew.

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